A serious traffic accident slowed down rush hour traffic in downtown Santa Barbara late Thursday afternoon.  The incident at the corner of Bath and Mission involved two vehicles.

Emergency crews were called to the scene to assist those in the vehicles, and the accident is expected to impact traffic until the matter was resolved.

Live coverage of the incident is planned during KEYT NewsChannel 3 between 6:00 and 7:00 Thursday night.

W Mission St & Bath St Santa Barbara, CA